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60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policiesBEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias.



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White House security chief defends Trump-Kim summit

White House security chief defends Trump-Kim summitUS national security advisor John Bolton denied Sunday that last week’s nuclear summit with North Korea was a failure, despite President Donald Trump coming home empty-handed. A high-stakes second meeting to strike a nuclear disarmament deal between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and Trump broke up in disarray Thursday, without even a joint statement.



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'I Take Him at His Word.' Trump Defends Kim Over Otto Warmbier's Mistreatment and Death

'I Take Him at His Word.' Trump Defends Kim Over Otto Warmbier's Mistreatment and Death"He tells me he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word."



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Trump defends 'executive time' after schedule leak

Trump defends 'executive time' after schedule leakDonald Trump pushed back Sunday at the suggestion he spends much of his work day taking it easy, as the White House kept up the hunt for the person behind an embarrassing leak of the president’s schedule. According to details published last week by Axios, 60 percent of Trump’s work life is categorized as “executive time,” meaning unstructured time to make phone calls, read newspapers, tweet and watch television. “When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing,” Trump tweeted.



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South Korea Defends U.S. Bid for Nukes Compromise With Kim

South Korea Defends U.S. Bid for Nukes Compromise With KimIt’s complete denuclearization,” Kang told the Yonhap News Agency in an interview published Tuesday. Negotiations between the two sides have picked up pace since U.S. President Donald Trump met with a top North Korean official in Washington and announced plans to hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un next month.



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Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast reaches 91, Pemex defends response

Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast reaches 91, Pemex defends responseHundreds of people near the small town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state rushed to collect fuel from a gushing duct which authorities said was punctured by suspected thieves, and dozens were caught in the explosion that followed. The blast followed severe shortages of gasoline in central Mexico after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in late December launched a major crackdown on fuel theft, ordering pipelines closed in a bid to thwart the criminal activity. Some people at the blast site said those shortages had encouraged local residents to try to make up the deficit by collecting fuel from the ruptured pipeline – a version of events that was backed up by officials in the state government.



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Mexico pipeline explosion killed 89, Pemex defends response

Mexico pipeline explosion killed 89, Pemex defends responseThere were also 51 people injured, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer told a morning news conference. Over the weekend, a series of possible missteps by the current government became clear, from the delay in shutting off the pipeline, to relatives saying fuel shortages caused by the government’s anti-theft policy attracted people to the leak.



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EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on Climate

EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on ClimateWheeler, a former energy lobbyist who has served as acting administrator for six months, did not mention global warming in his opening remarks to the Environment and Public Works Committee, instead touting agency deregulatory efforts he said would spare businesses some $ 1.8 billion in compliance costs. “How does it happen that the nominee to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency does not mention the words climate change at a time when the scientific community thinks climate change is the greatest environmental crisis facing the planet?” asked Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats.



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The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 responseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):



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Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oilTop oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a “fair” and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to displace oil, gas and coal as the world’s main sources of power. “Balancing greenhouse gas emissions will take decades,” he said at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.



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